Type 2 Diabetes recently hit the headlines with the latest revelation that the UK’s Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson was diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes but managed to successfully reverse his condition by following a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Watson has now even come off medication after he lost 44.5kg since last summer. He did this by cutting out all junk food – including starchy carbohydrates and refined sugars and taking up running and cycling, Watson says he “…feels great. I feel absolutely fantastic. Chilled out, I feel like my IQ has gone up. I feel younger. It’s a great feeling,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. The MP has also claimed he will launch into a crusade against diabetes if the Labour party wins the next election.
While this news has been reported all over the BBC news, it will come as no surprise to my longstanding readers who have been following my advice for years. Tom Watson is a real life example of how following the Diabetes Type 2 advice as outlined in my plan and Solving Diabetes Type 2 in 27 Days ebook can benefit you for best health.
Watson claimed he developed diabetes by becoming overweight, unfit and being addicted to sugar and fast foods. He didn’t understand his health problems and was very frightened by his condition. Just as many middle aged men do when they learn they have the condition, he went into denial – pretending he didn’t have it. However, the pressing issue of his weight came home to burden him when he was reading biographies of Labour politicians who died in their 50s and then knew he had to sort it out for the sake of his family.
By researching his diet; he realised that he needed to give up sugar, then proceeded to cut out curry and beer too. Along with quitting sugar, Watson began exercising – proceeding with walking, cycling, running and then boxing to stay in shape. The results now show for themselves – in his significant weight loss and healthier outlook.
What is Diabetes Type 2?
Diabetes Type 2 occurs when the sugar in the bloodstream is too high. Many times the disease goes unnoticed as the signs and symptoms may not be very dramatic or the affected person may attribute the symptoms to something else. It is highly likely you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with diabetes. Previously, the highest rates occurred between the ages of 40-59, but diabates is becoming an epidemic in young people as their diet deterioriates.
Signs To Look Out For:
- Racing Heart
- Trouble Concentrating
Who Is Most Affected By Diabetes Type 2?
Latest figures from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reveal that currently 366 million people have Diabetes, while 4.6 million deaths are due to diabetes. Two million adults were also diagnosed with diabetes in 2010, with the numbers increasing every year. Over 6,5% of the adult population across the globe (300 million people) had diabetes as of 2010.
There are general risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes and these include:
- Being overweight. The more fatty tissue you have, the more resistant your cells become to insulin. However, you don’t have to be overweight to develop type 2 diabetes.
- Fat distribution. If your body stores fat primarily in your abdomen, your risk of type 2 diabetes is greater than if your body stores fat elsewhere, such as your hips and thighs.
- Inactivity. The less active you are, the greater your risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Physical activity helps you control your weight, uses up glucose as energy and makes your cells more sensitive to insulin.
- Family history. The risk of Type 2 Diabetes increases if your parent or sibling has the condition.
- Race. People of certain races — including blacks, Hispanics, American Indians and Asian-Americans — are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than whites are. It is uncertain as to why.
- Age. After age 45, the risk increases. That’s probably because people tend to exercise less, lose muscle mass and gain weight as they age. But Type 2 Diabetes is also increasing dramatically among children, adolescents and younger adults.
- Prediabetes. This is a condition in which your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. Left untreated, prediabetes often progresses to Type 2 Diabetes.
- Gestational diabetes. If you developed gestational diabetes when you were pregnant, your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes increases. If you gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds (4 kilograms), you’re also at risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome. For women, having polycystic ovarian syndrome — a common condition characterized by irregular menstrual periods, excess hair growth and obesity — increases the risk of diabetes.
More than a million people in the UK could be diagnosed over the next 20 years, according to a report by Public Health England. In the vast majority of cases, 90% are caused by Type 2 Diabetes – directly linked to obesity and making poor health choices. The other 10% are Type 1 Diabetes cases – which has nothing to do with lifestyle choices and is not preventable or reversible.
Diabetes is a dangerous disorder and is the fifth leading cause of death in the world and may possibly contribute to other diseases. However, just like Tom Watson, if you have Type 2 Diabetes there is something that you can do about it.
Following my Solving Diabetes Type 2 in 27 Days health plan as outlined in my book (see recommended reading below) is the best way to ensure you enjoy good health and vitality in the long-term.
Readers looking to find out Tom Watson’s amazing before and after can do so here.
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